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clearing going on across the state. sunshine has been blazing all day long out in western maryland and finally creeping its way in to central maryland. not much left until maryland's most powerful radar. we have one stray shower left and it's moving into north western baltimore county, just south of the pretty boy reservoir. may make its way into mays chapel. temperature wise, we have 84 at the inner harbor. look where the sun is at. 91 at frederick. temperatures beginning to creep up here in baltimore. here's another look at tomorrow. 93, mostly sunny, and you notice there's no rain there. that's a good thing. we'll talk much more about the outlook and your weekend forecast coming up. kelly. >> thanks, wyatt. our live team coverage continues tonight. how exactly is day five going for the folks at extreme makeover home edition? abc2's don harrison has the latest. i know they have been working around the clock. >> kelly, they are working. they are working hard and trying to get as much as they can done, but the rain keeps coming. it has been raining off and on all day long. all th
>>> after more than a decade with maryland state police and 8 years with the governor's protectiin detail a state -rooper is arrested facing felony child pornography charges. baltimore police arrested him after a long investtgation. from ounty police headquarters with more on how they tracked him down. >> baltimore county police say they're normal internet monitoring is hht led to the arrest of 47 years olddbruce tucker,,a 13 year eteraa with -aryland state police. according to charging documents over seveeal months, tucker received and exchanged more than 3,000 images of littte boys and girls, one child belieeed to be as young as 2 years old girl performing sex acts. detectives say they recovered evidence including a computer from inside tucker owinns mills home. as news spread, neighbors are ú%ocked. >> i live next door to a stttt trooppr, i guess you feel safe and you actually got somebody like that. i think it's preety shocking. >> reporter: baltimore county police said that tucker told them that he was curious of the and then his interest grew.et they arrested him and this morni
problem. the maryland avenue off ramp is closed on the southbound j.f.x.. you can see st. paul street as your alternate. it will be closed through sunday. be aware of that in the mount vernon area. 11 minutes on the inner loop west side. six minutes on 95 south between the beltway and 100. no delays to report just to get. this is a live look at the topside of the beltway. things of moving just fine there. picking up just a little bit on the outer loop but no delays to report. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. the weather is not the only thing heating up in maryland. >> the battle for the highest elected office is on. against'malley will be bob ehrlich. jennifer franciotti joins us live from federal hill with the latest. >> democratic demonstrators held a protest outside the former governor's annapolis office yesterday. he was not there but bob ehrlich said things like that will not help maryland. 35 demonstrators demanded answers. looking out for corporate and special interest. >> if it walks and talks like a it is probably a duck. he represented
unusual. >> a fast decision by maryland's court of appeals. the court ruled that voters should have the final say on whether slots be launched at anne arundel mall. >> the court decides approximately 170 cases a year and most of those cases take an average of about five or six months. >> the court was pressured to decide the case quickly because time was running out to add this to the referendum. cordish wants to open up a casino with slots. >> for the state of maryland, it will mean $500 million a year and about $35 million a year for anne arundel county. >> some believe the decision projects the citizen's right to affect decisions. >> the casino does not belong in a family-friendly mall. the people have a right to appeal. that is what we did. >> in doing so, it has made another organization quite happy. the maryland jockey club. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the body of a swimmer who disappeared on sunday has been recovered. justin oliver was found yesterday. he was trying to swim 50 yards back to shore when he went under. officials want to remind everyo
. this is a paving project going on here. davis did not work for maryland state highway but rather a subcontractor involved in the project. in forestville, megan mcgrath, news 4. >> davis is from briantown, maryland. jerry edwards joins us with the latest in traffic. >>> good morning, to you and everyone. a lot of road works and hefty delays because of it. virginia, northbound i-95 to the outer loop of the beltway, look very carefully. two lanes. the left lane is closed and traffic is quite slow because of it. there is also on southbound 95 headed to newington,there, the right lane is blocked delays leaving the capital beltway. maryland, on the outer loop, greenbelt road, left side of the roadway blocked. delays from north on route 50. the good news is, if you are headed southbound, the inner loop, no worries there. travel lanes are open. eun? >>> thank you. taking a live look outside. it is 91 degrees at 11:04. we have sunshine. with this humidity, you know we are going to be burning out there. >> everybody that's come into the office this morning has passed by my desk. wendy rieger included and
? >> not much. >> 45% say maryland is moving in the right direction. 61% say there is no change in their financial situation. 32% say they are financially worse off today than they were a year ago. that third is a major factor in explaining why the race is so close. of delegates 44.7% of the vote, are like a 42.3%. in a state where democrats outnumber republicans to 200 >> polls suggest your message may not be an resonating with voters. >> the campaign has just begun. from the first days of this administration, we have focused on jobs, creating jobs, saving jobs. maryland has held onto private job base better than all and for other states in the country. >> 230,000 jobs have been lost since he took office and 3000 businesses have closed. in june, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.1% and the state has seen job growth for four straight months. but the public is not convinced that the economy is turning around. the poll finds 30% of democrats to not believe the economy will improve next year. 19% say they will vote for ehrlich. if the condemned the number to 25%, he will win. >> p
of the damage left behind from monday's storms >> the rain is welcomed in maryland in the powerful storms that hit yesterday afternoon. >> damage was sporadic with trees down. thunderstorms ripped through yesterday afternoon, for those hit hardest. >> water pouring down. it was hell >> the water was running down. >> reporter: it wasn't the rain. >> you heard this big boom and it sounded like a cannon going off. but it wasn't a cannon going off, it was lightening hitting the tree and the tree falling. >> reporter: lines were still hot and they're urging people to treat any line as dangerous. lightning caused one house fire >> the smoke from the vent in the middle and all of a sudden the fire started and the corner and that was it >> trees and heavy limbs fell. but no reports of injuries >> as bad as it is, power went out, we are grateful that no one got hurt. >> reporter: they continue to restore power down from a high of 50 homes and businesses without electricity. >> stay with us for first-warning weather coverage. for updates and live radar, log onto wjz.com any time >>> a maryland gir
>>> seismic shock. an earthquake rocks maryland, shaking many people out of the sound sleep. hi, everybody. i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. wjz has more on this event. tim williams has more on the actual quake. but we begin with alex demetrick, who spoke with people who experienced it this morning. >> well, it was small, as earthquakes go. but it was still large enough to set a record in maryland and press some nerves on edge. >>> baltimore is a long way from earthquake country. but the city shook. >> the dog woke me up, wining -- whining and crying. and then the earthquake happened. shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. but then after it happened, she hopped right back up in bed and with the went back to sleep. >> reporter: a state seismograph picked up the quake. >> a small earthquake. but as far as maryland goes, it's something that's a little stronger than we've experienced in recent past. most of the earthquakes are running from a sort of magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> centered between rockville, and lees
said health care reform could save maryland millions. i am michael uczyner and the if health care reform costs us. next on fox 45 news at 10:00. >> beautiful cooditions out there today. around baltimore. plenty of sunsh >>well, you know thh saying, sleep tight do not let the bedbugs bite. in reality, bugs are biting big time. as kathleen cairns reports, the city's 311 center has been inundated with complaints. >> crime is not the only concern in cherry hill right now. >> because of the bugs. >> they are hard to see. >> if you are asleep. they bite you. >> it is a bed bug infestation, and she has the bites to prove it. >> i have had bites o my legs. >> last yeer baltimore city health officials had 83 complaints about bedbugs. so far this year, 446 complaints. >> but just in the past year alone, we have a six fold increase. >> hhalth department s not sure why there has been a spike in ú%dbugs. but. >> let's say you went on a business trip, come back and they come back in your suitcase, block. >> bugs are not just in a bed. >> it is impprtant to be mattrees, baseboards, sofas, pict
rain along york and some light rain showers in western maryland. it should be ok this morning around the city. this afternoon, we will have a 50% chance for a thunderstorm. it will be an uncomfortable day as far as the humidity. we have much better news as far as the forecast going into the weekend. >> coffee, anyone? there are some things to watch for. we have an accident in windsor mill. watch for delays in that area. fire activity is now clear in the city. 45 miles per hour on the north side around the harrisburg expressway. so far so good on 95. 51 on the west side of the loop heading down towards liberty. on 95 into howard county, approaching 56 miles per hour. checking 795 and going away from us is southbound traffic. delay-free at the moment. we switch over to it live view of 895. problem-free at the moment at the toll plaza. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> many gathered last night at the spot where a johns hopkins researcher was stabbed to death earlier this week. >> jennifer franciotti joins us from the baltimore city police headquarters with the very latest. >> o
choices... to move maryland forward. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, latebreaking -- this is wbal-11 "news at noon" in hd. >> good afternoon. i'm sarah caldwell. we begin with a check on the weather. will we see more storms like last night? and, a tornado warning. it was a busy morning. thus checking with sandra shaw. >> things have calmed down from this morning and last night. what we saw this morning was a radar-indicated tornado. they did extend the warning for carroll county. no reports of damage. there are still a few storms. we are encompassed in a mod did -- mahdi, moist humid air mass. there are more storms to our west, headed our way. the potential is for some high winds, heavy downpours -- everyone will not be effected. if you are caught in a storm, it is likely to be severe. it is 83 outside. 81 at the airport. the two points in the low 70's indicates there is so much moisture to work with. if we see storms, they will be intense. >> thank you. the high winds and rains le
signature. maryland's department of labour is already gearing up for an influx of applications from the 19,000 merrill lenders to stand to benefit from an extension of the federal payments. >> unemployment can affect anyone read it -- can affect anyone. >> she tracks claims. congress appears poised to extend federal unemployment benefits. >> public, people have patience. we've already had a lot -- a large volume of people calling. >> the bill would offer up to 73 weeks of federal unemployment payments to people live exhausted their state benefits. belated government numbers show the job market is tougher than ever -- the latest government numbers show the job market is tougher than error -- than ever. >> the maryland benefits are only 26 weeks and length. >> recent layoffs are driving the impact of the recession on our area. she expects that number to grow by 1500 people a week. >> the average weekly benefit in maryland is $312 a week and that is taxable. it is not a lot, but it is there to help people get by while they are looking for the next job. >> debit cards have replaced the traditi
and northeast now. most of us moving toward the northeast maryland area. from elkton down toward the eastern sections of the county. another batch toward the city now. much lighter down from jacksonville to the dundalk area. and another heavier area, from annapolis to southern maryland. that's where heavy activity is. you folks down there may see gusty winds. very, very heavy rain. and dangerous lightning as well in the next 30 to 40 minutes. bernadette has a look at rainfall coming this afternoon. >>> the biggest thing we've seen with this is the heaviest amount of rain. and in such a short period of time. >>> north of baltimore, 1.77 inches. tv hill, 1.62. crofton, over an inch. no -- millersville, just over an inch. and it was cutting into eastern parts of howard county to northern parts of anne arundel county. elsewhere, we see some rain, but not nearly these amounts. we'll have the forecast coming up. >> bernadette, thank you. >>> the storm has already knocked out power to more than 20,000 bge customers. wjz checked with bge just a few minutes ago. over 7900 customers are without power.
>>> now on fox 45 morning news. >> we live next door to a maryland state trooper, i guess3 you feel safe. >> a state trooper charggd with possesssng child pornography. what tips off investigaaors and why the trooper turned hiiself in. >> maayland ocial sscurity numbers exposeedon the internet. why safeguards didn't stop the security breach and how to find out if your identity ii safe.ú >>> and place your bets! where thousands f marylanders are expected to lay down their money on table gaaes. >>> good morning, it's tuesday, july 20th. you see the flag there blowing in an ever so slight breeze. all i felt was heat this morniig not so much breeze but we will see if that will be the case throughout the day. gooddmorning, i'm patrice harris. meteorologist steve fe fertig to ú%e us know if we can expect a >> we will get a 5-10-mile-an-hour uuts. >> that is nothing. >> not enough to cool you off. %-last hour in ballimore.y. dropped a degree or two. they will bounce back and start to limb toward the 90-ddgree high that we expecctto get to. to the west garrett county a little bit of ac
at any time. >> reporter: for 23 days in 2002, dc, maryland and virginia were paralyzed by fear of the d.c. snipers. 13 people shot, 10 died. john muhammad master minded the killings. the trigger man, now 23-year- old malvell is speaking to william shatner for a new tv series. he says there were more than two others in on the murderous plans but they backed up. >> there were supposed to be three to four snipers. in this way you could do a lot more damage. >> there were grander plans to kill more people. >> he came out and shot me with a .22 handgun. >> shatner told wjz he doesn't know whether to believe malvo if there were more coconspirators. >> i got the greatest insight of what was in muhammad's mind. i don't think lee knows either. all he knows is the stories that muhammad told him. >> reporter: this phone interview reveals malvo contradicts himself. they were never able to confirm that any of the coconspirators were out there. >>> malvo is serving a life sentence. the show aftermath will air another special on the dc snipers next month. >>> remnants of an amazing archaeological disc
. >> the baby will be in custody of maryland social services. in baltimore, wbal tv 11 news. >> juveniles are in custody tonight after they are accused of robbing dozens of light rail customers over the past months. some even involve a gun. police are now investigating crimes on may 23. one man actually allowed police to run surveillance from his home. >> anytime someone stops -- steps up and plays a role, it is a great asset to the police department. >> the young men face a number of charges, including armed robbery. an update now to a story we brought you as breaking news at 5:00. 10 people are now being treated at area hospitals after an mta bus and a van collided. this was in east baltimore. according to the mta, the driver failed to stop at the stop sign in rammed into the bus. none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. >> crews are working to clean up water damage, causing 900 people to evacuate the marriott waterfront hotel korean and four-inch water main broke, causing gallons of water to float into the hotel. most soaked into the walls and ceilings -- the marriott wate
. >> the 14-year-old is being held at the western maryland children's center now in hagerstown. >>> maryland natural resources police have determined the cause of a death of a man who died in a jet ski accident in the bay. jessica is in the newsroom with details on this. >>> warren smith died from electrocution, it happened sunday evening, around 1 1/2 miles south of the bay bridge. powerful storms moved through the region. investigators say smith and a friend were racing back to avoid the storms when lightning was nearby. it wasn't enough to avoid a direct strike. but enough to kill him. >> summer thunderstorms are coming and can pop up with little or no warning. >>> an unusual criminal case in anne arundel county tonight. police have a suspect in custody. but they are looking for a would-be victim. >>> police say a suspect stole items from a store in the annapolis mall. he appears to try to carjack a woman driving that beige car. he was eventually apprehended by security. but police are looking for the victim in the car. >>> maryland voters consistently rate the environment and the health
great from the maryland line down towards the beltway. southbound traffic is problem- free down towards the capital beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a maryland state trooper is facing child pornography charges. >> he is currently out on bail. jennifer franciotti it is live at baltimore city police. >> bruce allen tucker is a 13- year veteran and he has been interviewed several times on traffic safety. >this is a trooper at tucker speaking about safety. now he stands accused of possession and intent to distribute child pornography. in june they went to his home on esplanade court. a search revealed more than 3000 images showing pictures of children engaged in various sex acts. some of the images show the children tied up and partially nude. >> there is no indication he was involved in the taking of pictures or that he was depicted in any of the images with these children. >> tucker said his wife left him in 2005. he then felt depressed and felt worthless and began searching pornography on the internet. he started collecting and sharing child pornography with others. fo
runoff, i give it about a 50% chance. most of the rain is up in pennsylvania and western maryland. that stuff will be moving east. maybe take an umbrella with you even though it is not raining right now. it will be a warm and humid day with a high temperature near 93. we have much better news going into the weekend. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. one problem of note. it is on windsor mill road. there is an accident there. watch for possible delays. 52 miles per hour on southbound 95. the north side is in great shape. 64 on the northwest corner at reisterstown road. 795 checking out fine. 11 minutes on the outer loop north side. nine minutes traveling south on 895 to the harbor tunnel. we will give you a live look outside. so far so good on harford road. on the west side, checking out fine here at liberty road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. over to good morning. >> we begin with some breaking news. the military cargo plane has crashed in southern alaska. the national guard said the cargo plane went down air force base inndorf alaska. the crash will b
. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> after a dozen deaths in maryland due to extreme heat, steps are being taken to avoid it from happening again. cady o'malley and stephanie rawlings-blake morning all marylanders to take caution during the next heat wave. watch on the elderly and those with the underlying conditions. >> take care of your relatives and neighbors. air-hey do not have their ki conditioning, check on them every day. >> the number of deaths this year it is double that of last year. energy assistance programs will allow people to use their air conditioners. >> president obama delivers another pep talk on the economy today, urging americans to hang in there. he will face a tough audience in michigan where unemployment is 14%. tracie potts has a look ahead from washington. >> president obama speaks at a new plant that will make batteries for electric cars. >> these are batteries that are made in america. >> up to 300, the white house says. >> the recovery is not as fast as we want. >> the economic initiatives we took our working. they are working. >> the approved the st
in maryland do to the extreme heat of last week's heat wave, there is an update. >> earlier at a news conference to remind the public of the dangers when it comes to a heat wave, the mayor actually honored several paramedics she feels may have kept the death toll from rising. it was just last week when more than 150 residents of the ravenwood nursing and rehabilitation facility had to be moved after living without air conditioning for more than a week during one of the hottest weeks baltimore has seen in quite awhile. someone called 911 at the facility to report the conditions and when paramedics arrived monday alerted city officials to the problem, most likely saving lives in the process. >> it was much too hot in the nursing home. the city was able to take emergency action to take care of 150 seniors who had been living without air conditioning for several days. >> the four umasems workers who first arrived were honored. >> [unintelligible] >> also wednesday in a joint effort between baltimore city and the state health department, officials urged allmir lenders -- all marylanders to
of error is 3.5 percentage points. another big election barometer is which direction voters think maryland is going. 45% it is in the red direction. what is your family's financial situation? 7% say better than a year ago. 61% say it is about the same. as for the important issues, topping the list, the economy. 52% say the economy is the most important issue. seven %, education. seven %, traffic congestion. five %, taxes. both campaigns have released statements about this poll showing o'malley ahead. from the o'malley campaign, this shows people remember his record as the biggest spender in maryland history. as far as the ehrlich campaign, it shows the negative campaigning has proven to be a tactical mistake. we expect this race to remain very close. george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> sunday's storm caused a lot of damage. investigators say warren smith was on a watercraft when the storm came through. warren smith was face down in the water. officials say smith was taken to anne arundel medical center where he was pronounced dead. martin o'malley will do all he can to help those affected b
'malley is making the tough choices... to move maryland forward. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's get a look at the weather and traffic. >> it is still humid. we saw about an inch of rain last night. take an umbrella because we are not done with the rain. you can see some more rain coming out of western maryland. those rain showers will arrive in baltimore within the next few hours. i think it will clear up late this afternoon. high temperature around 89 degrees. we do have some big time heat in the seven-day forecast. >> not a great morning for commuting. we have some early morning problems. southbound 895, this is a live camera. we are not seeing any cameras but there are some developing with that accident. we will let you know which lanes are closed. 95 approaching caton avenue, three lanes are closed because of an accident. two problems this morning. there is also a downed tree to report in white hall at hunter mill road and kings
. >> this petition was signed by 55 maryland farmers and others in the agriculture business. it urges gov. ramat -- gov. o'malley to urge poultry producers to pay their fair share in cleaning up the bay. in parts of rural maryland, a huge chicken house. all of those chickens produce huge waste. >> the nitrogen that is going into the chesapeake bay is less oil spill, but just as deadly. >> environment maryland it held a press conference today, urging gov. martin o'malley to make chicken operations accountable. >> to be accountable in providing the documentation for how to do it and the consulting research for how to do it. and i can see them incentivizing there were words that if they do it, they get a premium on their chins. -- chickens. the >> there are many farmers like those who provide food here who do a lot of the living things -- a lot of the right things and they are proof that it can be environmentally safe. >> this afternoon the spokesman said, of an " perdue is addressing the challenges facing the bay. we partnered with the epa to work with the farm families to grow our chickens to hel
over maryland when a 3.6 earthquake rumbled over the state. >> i thought it was a truck that went by. >> i thought it was a freight train. >> that's surprising it was actually an earthquake. that's ridiculous. >> reporter: it's certainly unusual. seismographs caught itself size and duration. >> and the wiggles went on for some, one, two, about three minutes before it quieted down completely. >> very small earthquake. but as far as maryland goes it's something we've experienced in the recent past. most of the earthquakes are running the sort of magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> reporter: they placed the jail three miles deep. it showed up on the maryland science center field earthquake count. and in reports from pet owners. some of them got an early warning. >> a dog woke me up, whining and crying and pacing around the bedroom. then the earthquake happened. it shook the bed. and i couldn't figure out what that was. i never experienced an earthquake before. >> the cause may affect the last ice age which the quake vanished. >> it was some 20,000 years ago. >> the crust is still kind of readjus
central maryland, central maryland, west central maryland. and will probably start here in the city around 7:00, 8:00. and there can be heavy downpours as well. bernadette takes a look at this with me. >> as you heard, that means there is a flash flood watch in effect. it continues until late tonight. from all of the d.c. area, straight up through the baltimore metro area. and we expect some heavier rounds of rain out of what is coming our way. we'll have that forecast coming up. >> first warning weather coverage continues now with alex demetrick, with more on the cleanup that is still going on from last night's storms. >> reporter: vic, trees and utility lines were no march for what much of this storm that blasted through much of maryland yesterday evening. >> reporter: chainsaws roared to life from anne arundel county, north of baltimore county, finishing up what nature started, when powerful storms tore through much of the state. for those hit hardest, it was -- >> hell and water pouring down. it was hell. >> reporter: but it wasn't the rain tearing trees apart. it was lightning and win
seconds after the earthquake all over central maryland, residents shared their experiences. heather wrote that she lived in elk grove and there was a loud sound. the earthquake woke others of. one woman wondered what kind of plane was taking off at the airport to shake us like that and then i realized that there was no claim. >> if you felt the earthquake, we would like to hear from you. >> ross sewage backups have frustrated a woman and she wonders if work crews caused the problem. that is where we find barry simms with more on the story. >> the sewage backup upset this woman, but who is responsible and who will pay for the cleanup? with help from her neighbors and family, sandra german is cleaning up the upper will sewage flowed into her home. >> i have had 70-year-old neighbors and my family down here and we have been bailing sewage out by the buckets. >> she believes the problem started after the county work on a sioux which lie outside her home. >> of this started to sink and the front yard sank. >> the switch line ran over the sewage cleanup cap on her property. >> there was a very
, this is fox 45 news t 10:00. >> hello, iiaa jeff barnd. >> aad i am jennifer gilbert. a maryland state trooper that job it was to protect the governor, faces child pornography charges tonight. >> baltimore county police busted him after a long investigation. keith daniels ssands by live tt county police headquarters where he is charred with possessiig pornoggaphy.ting child keith? ->well, jeff, the sussect's name is bruce tucker, and he is 47. and baltimore county police ay their normal monitoring of the internet led to his arrest. >> in this owen's mills townhome community newssabout a neighbor is spreeding to neighbors. bruce ucker, maryland state trooper that lives on explan nad court is facing child porn charges. surprising allegations. >> lived right next oor to a maryllnd state trooper, i guess you feel saae. and you actually got somebodyú like that. that's shocking. >> another neighbor is not showing her face. but speaking out. >> well, i am appalled. i have children. so i mean, i have a great concern with that. right in my nnighborhood. >> according to charging documents,
.26 earthquake that hit maryland this morning. the quake was centered around the germantown area and felt all through the purple and the beyond. the people who heard and fell the heaviest disruption is in the purple. >> however, we've had e-mails from every area. whether it's rising sun or dayton. we've had, well, conversations and e-mails with every county around the metro. >> this was pretty good. the main thing is, it shook for ten seconds and it sounded and felt like [low audio] >> glenwood was to the north and west of that. we have to thank you for e- mailing us. >> this was your story, well done. >> you helped us to be on top of it >>> it's been three months an bp's now halted the oil leak in the gulf with the 75-ton containment cap. take a live look at the gulf right now. you can see, nothing's flowing from the well head and as tara mergener reports, everyone's hoping that will stay the same. >> reporter: bp's latest fix appears to be doing its job for now. >> everyone feels like we've begun to turn a corner. >> reporter: thursday, they managed to block the flow of the oil with a tight
relation here in maryland and the oil spill. >>> right now, shear kim brown. >> thanks, justin. we are quiet in terms of traffic. just a handful of road accident accidents. we're working on on the hack expressway. megan and jamie, back to you. >>> coming up next, a police officer's job can be dangerous. >> yeah, but you don't expect a traffic stop to get this violent. the whole thing's caught on tape. we'll show it so you. >>> listen up, if you want to take the kids to an amusement park, we'll tell you the best five for your family coming up. >>> take a look at this video. it's so incredible. this puppy doesn't let anything slow him down even after he's hit by a car. look at him go. >>> summertime is a great time for amusement parks. a day at the park is a day of fun for the whole family. >> absolutely. linda so tells us about the five best amusement parks in our area so take a look. >> reporter: oh, the thrill. big drops, fast roller coasters, entertaining shows and fun night for the little ones. it's what makes a great community park. >> i like them because they go upside do
be higher depending on how much energy they use. maryland has roasted on a number of days under the scorching sun this summer. the price for cool air can cause few stacks of green backs. if you constantly run your ac, you can prepare for higher than normal bills because of the extreme hot june and july. >> we strongly encourage our customers to reduce usage. >> 18 days were under 90 degrees. last year in june there weren't any days under 80 degrees. susan brown and her family say they are not affected by energy spikes because they use energy building. >> i don't have a problem with my bg & e bill because i am on the budget plan and my budget has been $237 for a couple of years. >> reporter: the average high for m maryland, 79.9 degrees and we're going to get even hotter. >>> new developments tonight in the gulf oil crisis just a short time ago. the federal government ordered dozens of ships to evacuate the site of the broken well as tropical storm bonnie is expected to head straight for it. here's a look at the ruptured well under water after several days of debate. tonight bp s
care and will be in the custody of maryland social services. >> baltimore county police need your help tonight in finding a rape suspect. police think the same man has committed the same sphere -- this series of sexual assaults and robberies since june. early saturday morning, he was somehow able to get in a home and tried to rape a woman on franklin avenue. anyone with information is urged to call baltimore county police. >> baltimore city police have arrested for juveniles accused in a rash of robberies on at the light rail which had riders on edge. >> police say the four juveniles ages 14-17 have been terrorizing passengers aboard the light rail station -- at the light rail station since may, as leader robberies'. but tonight, thanks to community involvement, all four are in jail. >> there are difference m.o's for these kids. it would walk to the light rail stop, they will also ride the trains and target victims from there. >> police from baltimore city, the county, and m.t.a. announced the arrest of four boys from the cherry hill area after several months of brazen attacks on passe
the situation in uganda. a bomb injured a teen from maryland. she was on a mission trip with her church. . >> reporter: vick, emily kerstetter's is stable, she called home, shared laughs with family and friends. but the family spokesman says even though she is good spirits she has a very long road to recovery. emily kerstetter's' recovery is far from over with more surgeries scheduled and new health dangers for the 16-year- old who was injured in a terrorist bombing in uganda. a spokesman woman shared the latest on her condition. >> she had a blood clot in her vein, in her leg. they scheduled her for another test to see what her oh vains were doing. >> she spoke to em expem said she the in good spirits. >> she doesn't remember anything from the explosion which i think is good. >> the leader remembers the aftermath, writing i touched my own face and head because i could taste blood and felt warm liquid which i assumed was blood. i had no idea what happened. as people were screaming and moaning i know the thought flashed through my head, bombs. it was a flash of a finger and a blink of a
. the maryland-academy is the first online calendar and registration system for free or low-cost financial education classes. the goal is to increase financial i.q. for marylanders. >> i got a feeling that this maryland cash campaign will get a lot of support and be viewed as a model for the nation. >> the program was kicked out this morning at security square mall. to take part or learn more, blog on to our website, wbaltv.com. what is left of tropical depression bonnie is taking aim at the gulf coast, but it has weakened so much that crews are already heading back to the site of the leaking well. kristen has the latest from new orleans. >> instead of being, what used to be bonnie is bringing only minor wince to the coastline and minimal waves out at the well site. near the well head -- ships that had been evacuated one day before headed back into place, ready to finally start the last stages of a permanent kill. some of the robotic cameras had not even left left, giving officials another day of reassurance that the cap really is holding. >> we have better integrity at the well that we ma
you >> welcome back. 79 degrees downtown at the maryland science center. things should be dry for your thursday morning commute. just a 20% chance for a thunderstorm today. it is thursday so we have to talk about the beach. friday, saturday, sunday looked ok. just a 20% chance for rain on friday. the water will be a good place to bay. it will be hot and ocean city, 95 on saturday. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now, to the news desk. >> a tempting -- attempting a vaginal birth after a c-section is safe for most women. the c-section delivery rate has skyrocketed over the past four years to almost one in three berths. but some women are opting for subsequent vaginal births. women with two previous c- section and those with an unknown type of scar can now attends a natural birth. women who attempt natural birth are successful. >> patients suffer from post- traumatic stress disorder may be surprised a street drug could be part of their cure. ecstasy was used for treatment by psychiatrist along with therapy. researchers wanted to see how it helped
. that means maryland avenue off ramp is closed from the southbound j.f.x. through sunday night. that is something you want to be aware of if you're heading into mount vernon. the alternative will beat st. paul. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side and topside of the beltway. southbound, no delays to report. very nice out there. we will give you a live look outside at the beltway. things are just fine on the inner and outer lips of the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to. >> thank you. the race for maryland's governor's office is heating up. >> a protest at his campaign headquarters intensify the fight. jennifer franciotti joins us live from federal help with the latest. >> the democratic party did hold a protest yesterday afternoon outside the former governor's annapolis headquarters. he is being accused of being an unregistered lobbyist. democrats zeroed in on his advisory position. what you will hear is democratic concern and prolix response. response.ehrlich's >> if it walks and talks like a duck, it is a duck. bob ehrlich waffled on his explanati
on the driver at the scene. >>> the maryland victim of the terrorist attack in uganda is in a hospital where show was flown for treatment. mike hellgren has more. >> reporter: her uncle says having her patients by her side has greatly lifted emily's spirits. classmates of emily kersetter held a prayer of support for the 16-year-old yesterday who's undergoing another surgical red your -- procedure today as she recovers from severe injuries including her legs being shattered. she had been doing missionary work with imoff verred -- impoverished children in africa. at the church in delaware, family and friends held a memorial service for the only american killed in the same suicide blast. his brother -- >> his life ended too early but we look at the few years god gave him. we're humble he was used in such a way. >> reporter: the group called al shabaab is reportedly planning more attacks. more than 70 people were killed and dozens more were wounded including five other missionaries with emily kersetter's group. this was the group's first terror attack outside of somali. the fbi is helping with s
of the national urban league and a university of maryland professor were also honored. meanwhile, the maryland and first lady lead a domestic violence convention meeting in downtown baltimore. they discussed ways that states can solve problems regarding firearms, which often escalate domestic situations into debt situations. the first lady is particularly passionate about this issue after working as a state prosecutor. >> i see the horror in these cases and the sadness too that it affects the entire family. often this of violence occurs in front of children. >> they are working on increasing firearms safety, but also unfair treatment of domestic violence victims by the courts. >> the fda kicked off a two day meeting today, reviewing the safety of the diabetes drug avandia. there may be a risk of heart attack linked to the drug and it could be pulled from the market. we have the latest. >> this is not typical for an fda commissioner to address an advisory committee. >> the food and drug administration headpin's and typical head's appearance shows the seriousness of this meeting. the diabetes dr
maryland. some heavy rain falling there. and some rain falling across the bay. we have plenty of clouds. here is a look at what we're seeing. 74 here in the district. 73 in baltimore. ocean city and 69 out to the west and the forecast. take the umbrella with you. we're likely to see showers and storms during the course of the day that will cap the temperatures a warm and humid day. that's colling up in a bit. >> let's look at traffic. julie? >>> good morning to you if you are headed to 123 before you reach that exit here at the germantown overpass, the accident activity here using the left lanes headed in the direction of the beltway. as you continue. clay delays are forming. traveling along 355355 open for business this morning and south of the beltway and 410. that's where we have a tree reported a a tree down at that location. that's a check of the on time traffic. >>> we have a developing story this morning, an autopsy to identify remains in a ditch. it happened along route 1. the call came in at 8:00 last night. a driver spotted what appeared to be a skull and other remains. at thi
this is the good news. maryland's most powerful radar, five sweeps in action. you only see it here on abc2 and you can see all clear. radar should stay clear tonight. most of the day tomorrow, we'll have the slight chance of a storm tomorrow evening, but at least the roof is on here. that's good, and the evening forecast, again in the 80s and keep the skies nice and clear so the weather looks fantastic. and now, i want to bring in my good friend, don harrison who has been out here covering the build site all week long and don, what a difference today from the last 48 hours. >> well wyatt, you took care of it now that the sun is out. things are rocking out here. now obviously the house is going to go through a lot of changes, but you know what? i think the neighborhood is going to go through some changes, too. >> joe and his daughter have lived here for 50 years. they love the idea of this project. >> it's exciting. it's rewarding. and i'm kind of excited about it. >> here's will dean, he's a 15- year-old kid that lives on this block. he's meeting and taking care of everybody. >> your hat look
, i think we are having an earthquake. >> a rude awakening for much of maryland as an earthquake rocked montgomery county. good afternoon, everyone, i'm mindy basara. the 3.6 magnitude earthquake was centered in the rock bill. yeah. reports that it was felt far north. kim, it was not exactly the big one but caught a lot off guard. >> it certainly did. the good news is there are no reports of major damage or injuries and in case you slept through it, it hit at 5:00 all for this morning what people -- people were still in bed are getting ready for work. the national earthquake information center says this was the strongest earthquake to hit the washington, d.c., area since they began taking record in 1974. early commuters certainly felt it. >> i was in the subway and i felt a rumbling overhead and i was thinking, ok, the trains cannot run overhead but they run on a platform where i was standing. i was kind of puzzled. but i did not think it was an earthquake. >> our phones lit up seconds after the quake and 11 news viewers all over central maryland shared experiences on wbaltv.com
it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> community outrage. hundreds gather to demand a crack down on violence after a murder of a hopkins researcher. why people are angry and the steps being taken to prevent another tragedy. hello, everyone, i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. murder has -- many are asking how it's possible that two repeat offenders were walking the streets of baltimore that night. live at the murder scene, kelly mcpherson spoke with city leaders about how the tragedy could have been avoided. >> this is where mckaren died and this is where hundreds gathered to figure out how this tragedy may be prevented again in the future. stephen mckaren was robbed and stabbed to death. his murder is resonating with the entire city. many say they are fed up with repeat offenders. the suspects have violent criminal records. wagner violated his probation 4 times but each time avoided going back to jail. he was caught on camera robbing a man, but escaped prosecution when the victim. >> at least a hundred people showed up to this meeting. bu
are saying tonight that yet another person has died from the extreme heat. that brings the total in maryland to 17. adults -- and adults working in the yard was found on responses. that victim also suffered from heart disease. the storm is blamed on the death of an annapolis man. they were unable to make it back to shore. officials say smith was taken to the medical center where he was pronounced dead. this is a video captured by a new local member. it shows the blaze just before 3:30 this morning. the cause of that fire is still under investigation. a baltimore city police tonight investigating to deadly accidents, both involving officers. the first led to the suspension of officer timothy. investigators say that officer bills chased a motorcycle on the beltway early yesterday morning. he died at the scene when both crashed. later yesterday, a woman was killed at the intersection of monroe in south baltimore. 26 year-old ran from police, but slammed into a one in and blew through a stop sign. that woman was transferred to shock trauma. she has not been identified. >> a former police officer
to breaking news stories right now. first in bethesda, maryland a 7- year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after falling out of a window. it happened on wilmet road. rescuers tell us the boy fell from an unsecured second story window. he landed on the roof of a shed about eight feet down and rolled off and fell another 7 feet to the ground. he is expected to be okay. fire and rescue crews want to remind everyone out there do make sure all of your windows are secure. >>> in fairfax police and homicide detectives are investigating reports after human skull found in a ditch. police say they received a call about a person finding the skull at route 1 and furnace road in lorton. we have a crew heading to the scene. we'll bring you more details when we get them. >>> a developing story in prince george's county tonight. an armed suspect on the run ended up barricading himself inside an empty school bus holding police at bay for hours. tonight the or deal is finally over -- ordeal is finally over. wisdom martin is back with the new details. >> reporter: this started out as an attempted bank robber
-year-old is being held at the western maryland children's center. >>> today, word of a multimillion-dollar settlement. nearly two dozen people became sick from carbon monoxide poisoning, at ruth's chris inner harbor restaurant in 2008. the victim sued the hotel that owns the restaurant. an investigation revealed it was a crack in the hotel's basement broiler equipment that caused the leak. >> today, a jury handed down a $34 million verdict to the 23 plaintiffs in the case. >>> slightly warmer and humid weather. a live look outside now. temperatures are making it into the 90s today. and it is a bilt uncomfortable. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. >> i'll agree with that. it is a bit uncomfortable. but compared to the weekend and some of the days you've had this summer, not all that horrible. yes, it is pretty warm out there. we have a couple of showers that popped up across portions of virginia. right now, it's quiet around here. just a few isolated showers. tomorrow, we have a pretty good chance of thunderstorms around the region. as a front will move across the area
to politicians in the state of maryland to come here? >> this is a huge deal. it, frankly, should be a holiday. because everybody is down here. >> crabs or clams? what are you looking for? >> i'm looking for crabs. >> reporter: governor o'malley, in a tight race for re- election, finds himself in a mob of supportirs. >> cominger-- supporters. >> coming here is one of the rites of summer. it's great to be able to be here with the lieutenant governor and so many friends. and we're excited about this campaign. >> reporter: one of the most interesting things about this event is how the crowds break into groups of caucuses. you have the o'malley group there. and back here, the front runner in the republican governor's race, bob ehrlich. >> most people have no question that you're going to win the eastern shore. but the question on whether or not you can actually get these people motivated to turn out to vote. what do you have to do? >> our folks are really motivated. they've dealt with four years of martin o'malley. martin o'malley is not what they want, on the shores, particularly. >> reporter: go
-wide vote on weather to build maryland's largest casino outside anne arundel mills mall. it gives them a right. >> it is an essential and fundamental right of the people and it was today preserved, protected and enforced by the court of appeal, and for that we're thankful and grateful. >> reporter: the president of the company who won the right to build the casino said the state is losing $1 million a day that it is not built. billions of dollars are leaving the state to other neighboring states with no benefit to the state. inteed, surrounding states have expanded gaming beyond slot machines to include blackjack tables and poker rooms. but slots opponents say the state referendum on slots which passed in 2008 did not guarantee revenue for the state. >> the creation of new revenues for the state was dependent upon the local community's selling the location in their communities. >> the arundel mills referendum will be on the platte for those who vote in the county on election day november 2nd after a huge victory. opponents say they are confident they'll win that day as well. >> it is s
in uganda. a 16-year-old is scheduled for surgery to repair her leg. >> reporter: the maryland teen injured in the terrorist attack is with the missionaries from this church in pennsylvania. they're praying for her quick recovery. the suicide bombing at this restaurant injured this 16-year- old from howard county and six other missionaries traveling with her grandmother's church in pennsylvania. >> i'm thankful to be alive. because, if i was sitting two seats to the left, i would have lost my life. >> faith kept the congregation together and they plan to continue the work in uganda. >> we see what happens when evil is so prevalent that danger lurks. we have to face that. >> reporter: this church member's son also suffered injuries in the explosions. >> he had a hole in his leg and you could see the bone and he couldn't see out of his left eye. >> the phones are ringing constantly and folks around the country are sending e-mails to us offering prayers and encouragement. >> reporter: members of the group could have come home days earlier, but chose to stay. >> that says something about the ge
now, it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> i'm kye jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. the thunderstorms rumbling across maryland dumping a considerable amount of rain. we caught the downpours coming down a few minutes ago. the storms are heavier with thunder and lightning and others are getting some rain. first warning weather coverage, bob turk tracking the radar, we'll start with bob >> some of the heaviest rain you will see happened this afternoon. looking at radar, we have a batch of activity, it was moving east and northeast. just north of bel-air, and another batch over the city, towards chase, another batch now finally clearing the southern area, that's going to affect the city and still looking for a possible heavy downpour, dangerous lightning. >>> with this line, the heaviest threat is the rain. even with the extreatment heat last week, they were in the upper 50s to low 60s. it's much more muggy with more moisture. when we get the thunderstorms, there's a lot of rain coming out of the thunderstorms. that's what we're seeing we could see flooding. we w
. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a maryland state trooper finds himself on the wrong side of the lot and facing child pornography charges. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more. >> bruce tucker spent the last eight years on protection detail in the governor's office. he protected bob ehrlich and martin o'malley. we have interviewed mr. tucker on several occasions on stories for traffic safety. he is accused of possession and intent to distribute child pornography. court records show a search of his home revealed over 3000 images involving children involved in sexual activity. many images show the children tied up or partially nude. >> there is no indication that he was involved in the taking of pictures or that he was depicted in any of the images with these children. >> tucker is suspended without pay. he is out on $50,000 bond. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> two morgan state university students are among four students charged with sexually assaulting a woman. renard james, dante green, dale lawton, and howard cook smith are all charged with attacking a woman at the mou
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